Soo Hyun Lee

Doctoral Student

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Law (excluding Law and Society)
  • Economics
  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Professional work

Soo-hyun LEE is a UN 2030 Agenda Programme PhD Researcher at the Faculty of Law, Lund University, where he works on matters of international trade and investment law and disputes as well as in interdisciplinary approaches involving development economics and Law & Development (L&D).
 
Prior, he was an International Law and Dispute Settlement Associate at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies in Seoul, South Korea, specializing on issues of international economic law, specifically international trade and investment law. Before joining the Asan Institute in 2015, he worked with the UN Office of Legal Affairs, International Trade Law Division, providing substantive and technical contributions to the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). He was also a Research Fellow at the Columbia Centre on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) at Columbia University, Faculty of Law and is currently a Fellow for the Asian Institute for Alternative Dispute Resolution (AIADR). He founded and operates a firm that provides legal and advisory services to Korean corporations on matters of economic, policy and legal trends around the world.

He pursued his undergraduate education at New York University and Bucknell University (US) and his postgraduate education at the United Nations University, University of Tokyo, Cambridge University (Hughes Hall) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Research

His research interests involve the nexus between international economic law, dispute settlement, sustainable development, structural and development economics.
 
Doctoral project description:
The objective of this study is to examine a State’s right to regulate for the public interest on matters of economic policy and advancing economic development when engaging international economic law (IEL). The project specifically examines when matters of “economic policy” or “economic development” (shortened to“EP&D”) bear procedural and/or substantive merits in a trade or investment dispute. The project seeks to answer the following question: How and why does the substantive meaning and legal merit of economic policy and economic development affect a State’s right to regulate when becoming party to or utilizing international trade and investment dispute settlement mechanisms?

Recent research outputs

Soo Hyun Lee, 2019, Asian Perspectives on International Investment Law. 1 ed. Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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